Moonlighting: A Womb With a View (1988)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Romantic Comedy, Romantic Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Its first episode delayed by a lengthy writers' strike, the fifth and final season of Moonlighting begins with one of the series' most famous--and controversial--installments. Star Bruce Willis shows up wearing bonnet and diapers in the role of "Baby Hayes", the as-yet-unborn offspring of David Addison (also Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd). From his vantage point in Heaven, Baby Hayes is given the low-down on his future parents by friendly angel Jerome (Joseph Maher). Alas, the episode ends with a heartbreaker for David and Maddie, but at least Baby Hayes can take comfort in the possibility that he'll eventually be added to the cast of another series like Growing Pains or The Cosby Show). This episode's curious blend of comedy and pathos is counterpointed by an opening scene in which the cast and crew promises that they'll deliver a full 22 episodes this season, come Hell or high water. (But they don't).